Thursday, June 26, 2003


Very interesting that, as The Tin Man points out, the Supreme Court overturned Texas' sodomy law "on privacy, not equal protection" - which should mean, in essence, that all sodomy laws are unconstitutional.

Because of the myriad ways sodomy laws have been used as a billyclub against gay rights (such as in custody cases,, this could be the most significant gay rights victory from the Court ever.

More thoughts as I crystallize them (particularly after reading the opinion[s] in full). The vote was 6-3.

Addendum: here is the text of the ruling, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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